We are seeking a full-time Lab Safety Program Manager to join the team of a growing makerspace ecosystem at Northeastern University. This position, which reports to the Executive Director of the Makerspace at EXP, will serve as safety advisor for a global initiative, while assisting the rest of the team with creating and maintaining fabrication-oriented safety and training documentation. Successful candidates will have a deliberate approach to safety, inclusivity, strong documentation skills, and an interest in formulating and implementing innovative improvements to the makerspace.
The Makerspace at EXP:
The Makerspace at EXP is a transdisciplinary teaching and learning innovation center, intended to be a crossroads of creativity, camaraderie, and safety for every student, staff, and faculty member from all Northeastern University colleges. With a focus on internal and external outreach, innovation, and collaboration, the makerspace will support the Northeastern community in producing everything from personal passion projects to new ventures and course assignments while fostering an experiential learning community that extends beyond the space itself.
The Makerspace at EXP will be a highly visible and accessible resource for the Northeastern University community. Designed to be a hub for a making ecosystem across Northeastern's global campuses, the staff of the makerspace will lead the charge on collaboration within Northeastern's network-including building out new infrastructure, such as a Makerspace Ecosystem website to improve student access to making spaces on Northeastern's campus.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience in occupational safety, environmental health and safety, engineering, design, arts, fabrication, manufacturing technology, or a related field is required.
Teaching, mentoring, interpersonal, presentation, and written communication skills and ability to work with, receive and implement feedback from a broad spectrum of people.
3-5 years' experience working as a safety specialist with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff in an academic environment.
Demonstrated success with safety and documentation, especially with regard to shops and makerspaces.
Strong organizational and time management skills and ability to handle multiple workstreams.
Knowledge and understanding of current Environmental Health and Safety practices within makerspaces or shops.
Lead team to develop safety policies and best practices for inclusive, enthusiastic, and safe use of makerspaces
Collaborate with the Makerspace at EXP team, Office of Academic Research Safety, Environmental Compliance and Occupational Safety, and other campus teams to write training and safety documentation for the entirety of the makerspace ecosystem
Create an environment of student empowerment and safety awareness
Work in an inclusive manner with all students regardless of backgrounds and interests, especially those from non-dominant groups in STEM
Support and mentor students, and, when needed, act as an advocate for student needs and foster a positive and inclusive work and learning environment
Act as advisor to team on best practices with regard to safety for additional shops and makerspaces globally.
Assist the Executive Director in other duties as needed
This is a 40-hour-per-week role with a flexible schedule, including scheduled weekends and weeknights as necessary.
Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging:
Northeastern University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the broadest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.
The Makerspace at EXP is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment. Some of our core values include respect for all, serving the greater good, and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.
We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit https://hr.northeastern.edu/benefits/ for more information.
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.